The season of spring is here It’s the perfect time to get some Spring cleaning! Your home’s air ducts are no different. As time passes, dust, pollen, and other allergens could accumulate within your air ducts and circulate throughout your home every time you turn on the heat or air conditioning. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it could be a health risk for you and your familymembers, particularly if someone suffers from asthma or other respiratory conditions. In this blog post we’ll explain how to clean your residential air ducts so you can breathe easy all Spring and the entire summer!
In the absence of regular Air Duct Cleaning in Willows could have disastrous results. Molds, pollution, and much more. So call My Steam Green today to set up your air clean-up appointment!
What You’ll Need:
Screwdriver (to remove registers)
* A vacuum equipped with a brush attachment
* a ladder (optional)
* rags or paper towels
Before beginning any work before you begin any work, ensure that your HVAC system is switched off. If you have central HVAC system, this will mean switching off the power at the breaker box. For window units and space heaters, you can simply turn them off in the unit’s. When your HVAC system is off allow it to cool completely before moving on for the following step. This is important as you don’t want risk burning yourself on any hot surfaces.
Registers are the metal or plastic grates which cover the ductwork’s openings. To remove them, simply unscrew the screws that hold them in place using a screwdriver. Certain registers could be secured by magnets in the latter case, you’ll be able to simply pull them off. When all the registers are gone, you can vacuum each one individually with the brush attachment to get rid of any dirt or dust which may be sticking on the surfaces. If they are particularly dirty, you may need scrub them with an abrasive soaked in warm soapy water. Cleanse them with clean water and then dry thoroughly before moving on to the next step. Step
With all of the registers gone, now it’s time to concentrate on cleaning the ductwork itself. The first step is to use the vacuum’s hose attachment to get deep into the ductwork as possible and clean out any dirt that might have accumulated. Then, using the rag that you wash clean, and dipped into hot soapy water scrub down the entire surface of the ductwork, taking care not to miss any nooks or crannies in which dirt could be hiding. After you’ve cleaned the ductwork, wash it with clean water and dry thoroughly before moving onto Step Four. Step
Now is the time to place all of the registers back in place. You can simply reverse the process from Step Two! Be sure they’re securely in place so that no debris from outside can make its way into your home through holes in the protection.
It’s finally the time to turn your HVAC back on and breathe clean and fresh air flowing through your home!
This is a step-by-step guide to cleaning your air ducts in your home! We hope you find this beneficial and that you are confident in undertaking this job yourself. Remember to exercise caution while working with your HVAC system and always consult an expert if you are unsure the ability to effectively complete a task.